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Guitar for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 1118115546

ISBN-13: 9781118115541

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Mark Phillips, Jon Chappell

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From simple chords and melodies to exercises designed for players at all levels, Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition, continues to provide the information and tips guitarists need to play this versatile instrument across multiple genres and styles—whether readers play acoustic or electric. With updated content, photos, sample songs, and the latest advancements in guitars and guitar accessories, plus updated multimedia and video instruction of the basics and play-throughs for some of the complete pieces found in the book, students and hobbyists of all ages can benefit from the information presented in Guitar For Dummies, 3rd Edition--the greatest value and resource available on the market.
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Jon Chappell is a multistyle guitarist, arranger, and author. He grew up in Chicago, attended Carnegie-Mellon University, and earned his master's degree in composition from DePaul University. He was Editor-in-Chief of Guitar magazine and played and recorded with artists such as Big Walter Horton, Billy Branch, Pat Benatar, Judy Collins, Graham Nash, and Gunther Schuller. Jon has also contributed numerous musical pieces to TV and film. Jon served as Associate Music Director of Cherry Lane Music, where he transcribed, edited, and arranged the music of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Steve Morse, Bonnie Raitt, and Eddie Van Halen, among others. He has more than a dozen method books to his name and is…    

So You Wanna Play Guitar
Guitar Basics
Tuning Your Guitar
Getting Ready to Play
Starting to Play: The Basics
Getting Started by Strumming Chords
Playing Melodies - Without Reading Music!
Adding Some Spice with 7th Chords
Beyond the Basics: Starting to Sound Cool
Playing in Position
Doubling Up with Double-Stops
Stretching Out: Barre Chords
Special Articulation: Making the Guitar Talk
A Pile of Styles
Let's Rock: Rock Guitar Basics
Bluer Than Blue: Blues Guitar Basics
Around the Campfi re: Folk Guitar Basics
Maestro, If You Please: Classical Guitar Basics
Sunglasses and Berets: Jazz Guitar Basics
A Guitar of Your Own
Shopping for a Guitar
Guitar Amps, Effects, Cases, and Accessories
Changing Your Strings
Guitar Wellness: Basic Maintenance
The Part of Tens
Ten (Or So) Guitarists You Should Know
The Ten Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time
How to Read Music
96 Common Chords
How to Use the DVD